BOSTON (AP) - The man who helped rescue a severely wounded victim of the Boston Marathon bombing has been honored with a civilian bravery award during annual ceremonies commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Carlos Arredondo on Wednesday received the award named for Madeline Amy Sweeney, a flight attendant on the first of 2 planes hijacked from Logan International Airport and flown into 1 of the World Trade Center towers.
Arredondo was at the marathon finish line on April 15 when the bombs went off. A photo shows Arredondo, wearing a cowboy hat, helping rush Jeffrey Bauman from the scene in a wheelchair.
Bauman, who lost both legs, embraced Arredondo as the award was presented at the Massachusetts Statehouse during the ceremony attended by relatives of victims of both the 9/11 and Boston attacks.
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